Mule Team™ 28 CPM® SPY27

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  1. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
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    soon
    /so͞on/

    adverb
    1.
    in or after a short time.
     
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  2. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    Haha, I have been waiting patiently for this release too.
     
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  3. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Just kidding(mostly), even looking everyday I still never am able to snag any when they do finally come out, always seem to just miss out. Waa, waa,waa!
     
  4. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    I check everyday too. With my luck, I just know that they will release when I am at work or something and gonna miss getting one.
     
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  5. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Nov 30, 2018
    While you're waiting, PD#1 Mules are still available. PD#1 has better edge retention and toughness than S30 and S35. Less stainless, of course.
     
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  6. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    In the past, they've announced Mule Team releases a week or two in advance, saying exactly when they would go live and how much they will be. They always go live while I'm at work, but I've managed to get two of every release since they started.
     
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  7. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Good idea. I picked up a couple a while back with a bolatron sheath too.
     
  8. winnerone23

    winnerone23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Waiting myself.. haven't seen any release into, yet..
     
  9. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Production was moved back to November due to Covid schedule.

    sal
     
  10. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Thanks for the update Sal, I'm hoping I can snag one.
     
  11. SixtyLion

    SixtyLion

    147
    May 6, 2010
    Fingers crossed, hopefully I can get one too! This will be my first Mule Team knife!
     
  12. Mrs_Esterhouse

    Mrs_Esterhouse

    102
    Apr 9, 2019
    I'm interested in reading about the performance. People are saying SPY27 out cuts S30V and M390 on cardboard.
     
  13. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Nov 30, 2018
    I haven't seen any cut tests for Spy27. Do you have any references? Did BBB ever do his cut test with Spy27?

    Knife Steel Nerds is predicting Spy27 will have slightly lower edge retention than S35, which has lower edge retention than S30. I would expect Larren's estimates to be close to real-world results.
     
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  14. Mrs_Esterhouse

    Mrs_Esterhouse

    102
    Apr 9, 2019
    SubMicron did two cut tests with SPY27 and found it to be superior to M390 and S30V on cardboard. The hypothesis is the edge stability is super high with SPY27 plus cardboard isn't super abrasive so SPY27 just keeps on going where other super steels with less stability falter.
     
  15. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Nov 30, 2018
    I saw that on the Spyderco Forum. Interesting result. I'm curious to see how it does with others, particularly Knife Steel Nerds. I should probably quit waiting and cut test it myself.
     
  16. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    I've been using it quite a bit in a Para 3. Gail has been testing a Native. So far so good. I'm pleased with the steel's performance. Gets very sharp. Stays reasonably sharp for a good amount of use.

    Shawn got the Rc higher than we used and he's going to do his own tests with the harder Rc.

    sal
     
  17. winnerone23

    winnerone23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I'm almost done with my 2nd Mule (PD#1).. I did the first one, a couple years back..

    Recently started playing with etch'n.. As well as scales and just got some kydex..
    I like building...

    Thinking about trying something a little different with the next Mule!

    I still have to finish the scales, put a edge on it, and try making a sheath.. lol..

    Pics should help..
    https://imgur.com/a/ECE4hCm
     
  18. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    So.......who's the go to for some scales? I think I want some Micarta for this one.
     
  19. David Richardson

    David Richardson Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Nov 30, 2018
    Usually Halpern for me. They appear to be out of all the Mule scales right now. I was hoping they would make more since there are more Mule runs. Maybe they plan to make more but are slowed down by Covid?
     
  20. winnerone23

    winnerone23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Hi Sal! Yayyy, it's November!!!
     
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